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…..mask to inflate the lungs, as previously putting sufficient air in to make the chest rise. To allow for exhalation, the rescuer should remove their mouth from the mask.
Next, the rescuer listens and feels for escaping air by turning their head to one side to check. Failure to maintain the head tilt and chin lift is the most likely reason the chest fails to rise during resuscitation attempts.
Tomorrow we will continue at another breathing method, the use of a bag valve mask.
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